GLOWWORM TUNNEL AREA PHOTO ALBUM

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The following is a set of photographs of scenes near the Glowworm tunnel near Newnes.
Train under cliffs Cliffs today
A train passes under the cliffs heading towards Newnes. Today, the tracks have gone and the formation is overgrown,
but the walk uphill under the cliffs is still impressive.
Train taking water in gorge Treeferns in gorge
Shay locomotive #4 stops to take water from a dam just before the tunnel.
Wise passengers would leave the train here and walk up the gorge
to rejoin the train on the other side of the tunnel.
While remains of this small dam can still be seen today,
the formation itself has been spectacularly reclaimed by nature.
Tour train in gorge Tunnel Creek gorge
An early special tour train is about to enter the Glowworm tunnel
as it heads back to Newnes Junction then on to Sydney in 1911.
A modern view of the Newnes end of the Glowworm Tunnel.
The footbridge is built through the remains of the railway bridge at this point.
Lower end of tunnel View from tunnel
The crew pose for the camera on the front of locomotive #2,
as it comes out of the Glowworm tunnel, heading towards Newnes.
This is the view looking out of the mouth of the Glow-worm tunnel,
looking into Tunnel Creek gorge, as you head towards Newnes.
Drystone walling Steps at washout
A section of dry-stone walling to stabilise a cutting
on the descent to the floor of the Wolgan Valley.
This is passed on the walk from Newnes to the Glow-worm tunnel.
Recent repairs to washouts make the section from the Coach Road back to Newnes a more enjoyable experience for modern-day walkers and cyclists.
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ROAD TO NEWNES NEWNES AREA NEWNES TOWN OIL-SHALE WORKS GLOW-WORM TUNNEL NEWNES HOTEL
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This page last updated 18Apr2013